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Historical Hall of Fame & Living Legends class of 2020
The Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame, begun in 1946, has named four individuals to its 2020 inductee class: Lawyer and Justice Mary Donlon Alger, Red Cross Founder & Clinton resident Clara Barton, Utica pioneer Robert McBride, and Oneida leaders and Revolutionary War veterans Hanyery Tewahangarahken “He Who Takes Up the Snow Shoe” and Tyonajanegen “Two Kettles Together.” The Hall of Famers will be inducted alongside the 2020 Richard W. Couper ‘Living Legends’ class: nonprofit champion Natalie Brown, cardiologist Dr. Brian Gaffney, historian Jane Spellman, and healthcare and community advocate Eve Van de Wal. More information about the inductees can be found on the News page.
This year’s inductees are being recognized for their service as civic leaders and community advocates, and for their efforts in furthering the region's industries, culture, and educational opportunities.They will be honored at the History Center's annual Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards Ceremony. The celebration will be virtual this year and hosted via Zoom on Thursday, November 12, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $25.00 and should be purchased in advance.
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